Concept Model of Unproduced Rebel Blockade Runner
Here it is, one of the most famous (and rarely seen) of the unreleased toy prototypes. It appears to be a completely plastic toy and not a cardboard mock-up. This is an overall view, but other details were photographed as well. This would have been part of the Return of the Jedi line but something kept it from being a reality. You can judge the scale of this toy by comparing it to the Luke Bespin figure poised by the radar dish. It surely would have been a fantastic toy, especially when you read all of its functions:

Blockade Runner

  • Rebel vehicle from Star Wars and Return of the Jedi.
  • Opening cockpit
  • Manually operated front laser cannons.
  • Escape pod jettisons and accomodates R2-D2 and C-3PO.
  • Moveable radar dish also accomodates one action figure.
  • Battery operated rear cannons and engine lights.
  • Ages 4 and up.
  • Case Pack: 4
Description by: Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Gus Lopez
From the collection of: Steve Denny
Country:United States
Film:Return of the Jedi
Licensee:Kenner
Year:1983
Category:Prototypes / Product Concepts


  


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